Understanding Bundesliga Team Stats
Points in the German Bundesliga table are earned as follows: Teams get three points for winning, zero for losing and one for drawing. There are hundreds of Bundesliga stats by team to pore over but the most common are those available in a table and/or bundesliga match recaps. Goals for and against, goal difference and total points can all be found in the league table. Meanwhile, possession, shots and shots on target are in game summaries.
The Bundesliga title race could even be decided by goal difference, a measure of goals scored minus goals against. Goal difference is the primary tiebreaker should teams finish with the same exact amount of points come season’s end.
Many other soccer team stats are worth keeping track of. Clean sheets, or shutouts, are a solid measure of how good a defense is. Recent form, along with ATS records; home and away records are also relevant for soccer betting. Lastly, consider keeping up to date on suspensions due to yellow and red cards.
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2. Bundesliga - Second Division
Germany’s 2. Bundesliga is one level below the Bundesliga and is typically quite a competitive league. The 2. Bundesliga has 18 teams, which is the same number as the Bundesliga. Each German soccer season, the top two teams from the 2. Bundesliga are promoted to the Bundesliga. The third place 2. Bundesliga team contests a two-leg playoff vs. the 16th place Bundesliga team. Whichever team wins the playoff plays in the Bundesliga in the following season.
The 17th and 18th place teams from the Bundesliga are automatically relegated to the 2. Bundesliga. Meanwhile, the bottom two teams in the 2. Bundesliga go down to the 3. Liga. Each season, the 16th place 2. Bundesliga team faces the 3rd place team in the 3. Liga in a home and away playoff. The winner is the last team in the 2. Bundesliga for the next season. The top two teams in the 3. Liga are automatically entered into next season’s 2. Bundesliga.
Bundesliga Relegated Teams by Season
Following is a look at the clubs that are involved in relegation for 2023 – these teams have recently moved from the top of German soccer to the lower echelons of 2. Bundesliga. This change, relegation, adds more excitement to the sport we love.
Relegation is a big thing: it tells a team they must be strong, to plan well, and to adapt to change. In these lower levels, these relegated teams have a chance to come together and work their way back to playing in the Bundesliga.
Here’s a list of the teams that have moved from playing in the main gridiron fields of Bundesliga to the humbling fields of 2. Bundesliga.
- In a heartbreaking moment, Hertha Berlin’s Bundesliga journey concluded as they conceded in injury time to draw 1-1 with Bochum.
- This marked Hertha’s seventh relegation from the Bundesliga, joining Nuremberg and Arminia Bielefeld as the teams with the most demotions.
- A late goal from former Union Berlin defender Keven Schlotterbeck sealed Hertha’s fate, leaving them in a state of disappointment.
- Despite a valiant effort, FC Schalke 04’s Bundesliga spot was lost after only a single season.
- The team’s performance fell short, leading to their relegation after a loss against RB Leipzig.
- Head Coach Thomas Reis’s squad faced a challenging season, resulting in their return to the second tier after just one year in Germany’s top division.
The teams that descended from the Bundesliga, on this 2022-2023 season, and moved into the 2.Bundesliga. Here’s the list of the relegated teams:
- Arminia Bielefeld finished in 17th place in the Bundesliga in 2021-22 and were relegated to the 2. Bundesliga. Their spell in the Bundesliga lasted just two seasons and they managed just 14 wins in 68 matches. Armenia were also the lowest scoring team in the Bundesliga in 2021-22. Most recently, Arminia Bielefeld were in the 2. Bundesliga from 2015-2020. Captain Fabian Klos was their top scorer in four of those five seasons.
- SpVgg Greuther Furth are no stranger to the 2. Bundesliga. They’ve spent 18 of the last 20 seasons there and have typically been a top half side. They were promoted to the Bundesliga ahead of the 2021-22 season but managed to stay just one year. In 2021-22, they finished in last place in the Bundesliga, with just three wins and 18 points.